Joe Biden is sick and tired of Donald Trump insulting our veterans, so he exploded in anger during a campaign rally in Florida.
The Vice-President tore into the Republican nominee for suggesting earlier on Tuesday that veterans who suffer from PTSD are not strong.
“Where in the hell is he from?” Biden asked. “This is deadly earnest.”
Biden mentioned his late son Beau, who fought during the war in Iraq, and that he himself has been in and out of Iraq many times over the years to visit the troops.
And one particular visit struck him as incredibly relevant in the wake of Trump insults.
According to Biden, he was asked to pin a Silver Star on a captain who pulled a fellow soldier out of a burning Humvee.
“When I went to pin it on him in front of the entire brigade he stood and looked at me and said, ‘Sir I don’t want the medal. I don’t want the medal.’ You know why? He said he died. ‘He died Mr. Vice President I don’t want the medal.'”
And then Biden became visibly and audibly angry as he asked his next question.
“How many nights does that kid go to sleep seeing that image in his head, dealing with it?”
Still angry, Biden took out a card that contains his schedule. His schedule includes calls to the Defense Department every morning and he gets an updated casualty count from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
6,753 American troops have lost their lives fighting for this country. Over 50,000 came home wounded. And over 200,000 come home with unseen wounds, which is why veteran suicides are at 20 per month.
Biden said he didn’t think Trump was trying to be mean, “he is just so thoroughly, completely uninformed.”
“We only have one sacred obligation,” Biden concluded. “To care for those we send to war and to care for them and their families when they come home.”
Here’s the video via YouTube.
Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself and if he had a single shred of human decency left he would drop out of this election right now. Because how can he say he will make America great and not respect those who sacrificed so that America could be great in the first place?
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